War opens rifts between Moscow, Central Asian republics

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

Moscow’s war against Ukrainian independence has opened rifts with the former Soviet republics in Central Asia whose governments have traditionally followed the Russian rulers’ lead. The capitalist rulers in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan — bounded by Russia, China,…

Under cover of war, Kyiv attacks political rights, unions

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

Eleven Ukrainian political parties were suspended and barred from campaigning by President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government March 20 on trumped-up charges of having “links with Russia.” The majority are small left parties, like the social democratic Social Movement, but the ban…

Sanctions pose threat to resistance in Russia to Putin’s war

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

An example of the opposition brewing across Russia to Moscow’s war in Ukraine is the statement by Ivan Fedoseyev, who resigned his position as deputy in a village of 200 in the Perm Krai region March 14. “If I had…

Oil workers in the Bay Area fight over long hours, low pay

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

RICHMOND, Calif. — “Why are workers here angry? It’s the lack of respect, the arrogance of the company,” striker Frank Aguirre told this Militant worker-correspondent March 27 as I joined him picketing outside the Chevron oil refinery here. The workers…

Rifts at NATO gathering as rulers prepare for more wars

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022
From left, U.S. President Joseph Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson at NATO war summit in Brussels, March 24. Behind smiles and handshakes, conflicting interests of all imperialist powers in NATO are sharpening.

Moscow’s deadly war against working people in Ukraine was the backdrop for a gathering of imperialist rulers in Brussels March 24. President Joseph Biden and government heads from Germany, Britain, France and 26 other capitalist countries announced decisions to boost…

‘Truckers strike because we’re not making any money’

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. — “The truckers’ convoy in Washington isn’t about masks. The truckers are on strike because they’re not making any money!” That’s what owner-operators Clyde and Everett Sesler told me in a March 20 visit with them. I am…

India students protest gov’t ban on wearing hijab in class

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

AUCKLAND, New Zealand — Students in the Indian state of Karnataka have mounted protests after the state’s high court March 15 upheld a government ban on young women wearing headscarves in schools and colleges. Muslim students from several parts of…

Protesters demand: ‘End US economic war on Cuba!’

Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022

Some 40 people rallied in Miami, above, and then caravanned in 20 cars through the streets of Little Havana to City Hall March 27, part of an international day of action demanding an end to Washington’s over 60-year economic war…

Working people in Ukraine resist invasion by Moscow

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Vol. 86/No. 14 - April 11, 2022
March 25 rally in Novotroitskoye in Ukraine’s Kherson region protests occupation by Moscow’s troops. Protests show resolve of Ukrainian toilers to defend their hard-won independence.

Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine has been stalled in a number of areas by fierce Ukrainian armed opposition, along with spirited protests in occupied cities. After raining destruction on civilian populations to try to hammer them into submission, Moscow is stepping…